History Stories
CATEGORY: Archaeology
DNA Proves Viking Women Were Powerful Warriors
September 12, 2017

It's the first genetic confirmation of a female Viking warrior. Read More

Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art
August 30, 2017

Christos Tsirogiannis builds cases against art smugglers and the institutions that enable them. Read More

1,000-Year-Old Stump of Wood May Hold the Key to Viking Fortress Secrets
August 18, 2017

It’s the first of its kind to be discovered in more than half a century. Read More

Relics of Ancient ‘Skull Cult’ Uncovered in Turkey
June 28, 2017

Researchers think carved skull fragments discovered at Göbekli Tepe, a famous Neolithic site in southeastern Turkey, are evidence of a new form of skull cult. Read More

There’s Now a Database of Cultural Sites in Danger. It has 20,000 Entries
June 8, 2017

From a wonder of the world to the seat of a Bronze Age kingdom, explore 10 of the thousands of historic sites currently threatened by conflict, looting, construction or other causes. Read More

3,500-year-old Mummy Surprise Found in Egypt
April 19, 2017

Egyptian archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery near the famed Valley of the Kings. Read More

Ice-Age Village in Canada is One of Oldest North American Settlements
April 6, 2017

Archaeologists on British Columbia’s Triquet Island have excavated an ancient settlement dating back some 14,000 years, to the last ice age. Read More

3,700-Year-Old Pyramid May Yield Clues to Tomb Evolution
April 4, 2017

The remains of a pyramid, believed to have been 3,700 years ago, have been found in Egypt. Read More

Danish Viking Tomb Reveals Unprecedented Gems
March 27, 2017

An elaborate gilded horse bridle belonging to a high-status Viking that was recently uncovered in Jutland, Denmark may be one of the most important findings of all time. Read More

Cracking the World’s Oldest Cold Case
March 27, 2017

Using all the information scientists know about the extraordinary Copper Age mummy Ötzi the Iceman, a police detective assembled a detailed picture of his murder. Read More